If you haven't heard, I was crowned this last week as the 2009 Writer of the Year
for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
The previous WOTY was our illustrious Jeanne (who at this moment is probably sleeping off a hangover at DragonCon). The WOTY was first awarded in 1985. Previous honorees include the accomplished Jasmine Creswell
, Diane Mott Davidson
, Francine Matthews
, and Robin D Owens
, and I'm proud to be on that list.
Pics from last Thursday festivities.
Jeanne serving as the emcee.
A few of the authors featured in RMFW's newest anthology, Broken Links, Mended Lives.
I went to buy Catching Fire
and instead bought Hunger Games
, the first book in the series. Wow!
It's a YA novel about a dystopian future where selected children fight to the death in televised games.
The story is moody, complex, fast-paced as a bullet, with the hero, 16 y.o. Katniss Everdeen, put through hell that tests her body, mind, and soul. Collins shows her chops as a masterful writer. Again, wow! A movie is in the works.